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Highlights of the Exhibition

Six Centuries of Master Bookbinding at Bridwell Library

Originally exhibited: February 9 - April 29, 2006

The fiftieth exhibition in The Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries at Bridwell Library was the first devoted entirely to historic bookbindings. Selected for their beauty, quality and historical interest, these bindings exemplify the important stylistic developments of European and North American bookbinding from the late Middle Ages to the present day. The exhibit is not intended to be comprehensive but as an introduction to the most splendid and well-made bindings owned by Bridwell Library. Included are works by binders from England, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Mexico, and the United States. This digital exhibit is a sampling of the bindings shown during the gallery exhibition in 2006. A comprehensive catalog is available at Bridwell Library.

Richenbach
Godfrey
Nicholas Smith

Napoleon
Sutcliffe
Fifteenth Century Sixteenth Century Seventeenth Century Eighteenth Century Nineteenth Century Twentieth Century